Hyderabad: The police arrested a 28-year-old man and recovered the stolen good within 24 hours of the Pot Market jewellery shop burglary. The recovered items include gold, silver, and cash, all worth Rs. 39,14,904.

The accused person has been identified as Mohammad Aadil of Bansilalpet in Secunderabad.

On 15 January, N. Anil Jain, lodged a complaint at Market police station stating that on 14 January at about 4.30 p.m. he had locked his pawnshop. The next morning his employee Sunil had opened the shop and found the wooden drawer broken.

Immediately, Mr. Jain rushed to his shop and found that gold weighing about 1009.60 grams, 209 gm silver, and Rs. 50,000 cash - the total value coming up to Rs. 39,14,904 - was missing. He checked the CCTV cameras and found that an unknown person had entered his shop on the intervening night of 14 and 15 January at about 3:10 a.m from the roof and robbed the place.

A case was registered and an investigation launched. Four special teams were formed to apprehend the accused. With the help of CCTV camera footage, the police were able to arrest the accused within 24 hours of the burglary.

The police also found that Aadil had earlier been involved in two-wheeler thefts in the Market police station limits. He had been arrested in June 2018 for stealing a generator and was released on bail.

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